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Web Resources Assistant, Student Summer Job, Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR)


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline June 22, 2011

3-4 days per week – Two (2) Months approximately

The Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) is a national, charitable, multi-sector, multi-disciplinary organization that addresses issues of disability and rehabilitation in the context of HIV.  CWGHR is working across Canada and internationally to improve the lives of people living with HIV and other related disabilities, through rehabilitation research, education, policy and improved access to care, support and services.  CWGHR’s mandate includes three primary areas:

  • Coordinate a national response and provide advice on disability and rehabilitation issues in the context of HIV
  • Promote and undertake initiatives on disability and rehabilitation in the context of HIV
  • Encourage pan-disease collaboration to address issues experienced by people living with HIV and those with other complex episodic or chronic diseases

The Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation in partnership with Bridgepoint Health (a rehabilitation and complex chronic care hospital) are collaboratively developing an online resource centre for people living with complex chronic diseases and episodic conditions in Ontario called ‘Health Compass’. The website will launch to the public in September 2011.

‘Health Compass’ will include a fully searchable database of resources covering a range of topics, from self-care, to employment, to housing. Health Compass targets patients, caregivers, employers and professional care providers.

In support of this exciting project, we are looking for a self-motivated and goal oriented library student with an interest in consumer health and cataloguing of records for the new web-based resource centre.

Job Activities

The Web Resources Assistant will work in consultation with CWGHR staff and Bridgepoint Health staff in achieving the overall goals of CWGHR, and in particular, the goals of the Health Compass project. Under the supervision of a MLIS Librarian the student will be responsible for:

  • Searching and making recommendations for online resources based on the established inclusion criteria
  • Conducting subject analysis and creating catalogue records for the new additions
  • Participating in the verification and completion of selected cataloguing records exported from ResourceMate, the previously used cataloguing system
  • Reporting encountered errors and problems in the database or retrieval software


  • A current college or university student in a library or information science program who is returning to school in the Fall 2011
  • Familiarity with health information especially health information sources and systems
  • Related experience with cataloguing according to AACR2
  • Excellent critical thinking and analyzing skills
  • Good understanding of the subject content analysis and subject authority sources
  • Familiarity with current information technologies including working knowledge of web content management applications and programs used in a library setting
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills, French fluency is an asset
  • Responsible, detail-oriented and organized
  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Able to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Personable, cooperative, open and collaborative with an ability to share information with others
  • Flexible work hours
  • Fluency and excellence in written and spoken English; French fluency is an asset

Additional Information

Any qualified applicant must be a currently enrolled full time college or university student returning to school in the Fall 2011.

This student summer job is made possible with the support of Canada Summer Jobs, a component of the Youth Employment Strategy. Further information about the Canada summer Jobs Application criteria can be found at

Deadline for applications will be 5:00pm (Eastern time) on June 22nd, 2011.  Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable

To Apply: Interested applicants are invited to forward their resume and cover letter in confidence to the following:  E-mail:

We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.